Alan Rudolph

Alan Rudolph

  • Highest Rated: 100% Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Roadie (1980)
  • Birthday: Dec 18, 1943
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American director Alan Rudolph was the son of Oscar Rudolph, a one-time actor who later directed such low budget films as Twist Around the Clock and such economical TV fare as "The Lone Ranger." While studying accounting at UCLA, the younger Rudolph dropped out to work in minor production capacities in the Hollywood studio system. As an assistant to director Robert Altman, Rudolph worked on such major Altman projects as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Nashville (1975), ultimately getting a chance to direct his own film for Altman's production company, Welcome to LA (1977). (Rudolph had actually make his directorial bow in 1972, but chose to stay with Altman for the experience.) Rudolph frequently seemed to be Altman, with his fascination with tiny budgets, favorite cast members, quirky intra-personal character relationships, surrealistic set-piece sequences, and improvisational (if not hallucinatory) plotlines. Even when attempting to make a "mainstream" film like Made in Heaven (1987), Rudolph still appeared to be operating from another planet. Still, he deserves his faithful fan following if for nothing else than his masterpiece, the breathtakingly inventive Choose Me (1984).

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43% Ray Meets Helen Director Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Nick Nolte: No Exit Actor 2009
100% Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Actor 2004
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists Producer Director $3.7M 2003
No Score Yet Investigating Sex Producer Screenwriter Director 2002
28% Trixie Screenwriter Director 2000
26% Breakfast of Champions Director Screenwriter 1999
76% Afterglow Screenwriter Director 1997
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) Screenwriter Director 1994
33% Equinox Screenwriter Director 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
57% Mortal Thoughts Director 1991
71% Love at Large Director Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Hollywood Mavericks Actor 1990
79% The Moderns Screenwriter Director 1988
45% Made in Heaven Screenwriter Director 1987
82% Trouble in Mind Director 1985
100% Songwriter Screenwriter Director 1984
94% Choose Me Director Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet Endangered Species Director Screenwriter 1982
14% Roadie Screenwriter 1980
75% Remember My Name Director Screenwriter 1978
No Score Yet Welcome to L.A. Director Screenwriter 1976
71% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Screenwriter 1976
No Score Yet Barn of the Naked Dead Director Screenwriter Producer 1973
No Score Yet Premonition Director 1971


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